Steve

Steve

https://darkordercrafts.com

A rock and roll crafting fool. 15+ years working with puppets. Addicted to Gaslands and D&D.

Back In The Swing of Things

It’s been a fun albeit different summer this year. Living in the COVID-19 universe where vacations are not happening it has been a ton of bike riding with friends and family.  What it has done is give me time to clean out the office/craft area, get the 3D printer back up and running, buy a […]Read More

Isolation breeds creation

I’ve been stuck. For weeks, hell months. I’m happy with the monsters I’m making. No issues there. I think they’re mostly very cool and look forward to sharing them increasingly in the coming weeks and months. The adventurers? I have them. To the point I’m reworking them completely in Illustrator from scratch. Endless hours of […]Read More

The 2D Puppet Ascension Begins

Bold statement, I know. If you can’t start things off with passion and drive it may not be the thing you hope for it to become. My 2D Puppet Ascension has only just begun. My absence on the website and social media has not been without reason. Between a kid who spent January sick for […]Read More

Gaslands First Car Duo Complete!

You saw some pics of the kids first Gaslands car the other month but I never showed mine. Today that changes! We still have to do some final details on both cars and then matte coat them but they’re officially superglued back together. I present, “Earl Schieb Orange” aka an homage to the old school […]Read More

Cradle of Aviation Arcade Age Exhibit

Retro gaming fanatics I have a treat for you… It’s back! This past week during Spring Break I took the kid over to Cradle of Aviation for the 2020 Arcade Age Exhibit. It wasn’t a hard sell at all, she loves retro gaming so a quick ‘YES i’m getting ready now!’ and we were off […]Read More

First Gaslands Vehicle rolls off the assembly line

Patient Zero. Our first Gaslands build. I shouldn’t really say MY first Gaslands build because it totally is not. This one is the kids and she is super excited to share it with the world. Did I help along the way? Of course. But this one is 100% designed and thought up by the kid […]Read More

Gaslands – My Introduction to the Apocalypse

Gaslands is a tabletop game of post-apocalyptic vehicular mayhem created by Mike Hutchinson and published by Osprey Games Flash back to last decade, December 2019. I know, I know.. it’s a long time ago but let us stick together here for a moment and dream of those days long since forgotten. I’m killing time and […]Read More

Monster Mash!

It’s a Monster Mash! A lot has been coming off the craft table in the past week or so and it feels great. We’re getting there, little by little. The cast of characters, especially monsters are now being assembled. Everything you see on the blog, Patreon, etc. will always be a work in progress. This […]Read More

Behold(er)… Progress!

I have something to admit. My love for making monsters is incredible. For me, the monster is such a trip creating. Even in these early, WIP stages. I find a ton of joy in making them and sharing these initial / unfinished pieces with the kid and with you. Keep in mind she’s my muse […]Read More

Die By The Sword

I thought a SLAYER song reference was a fitting post title since I’ve been spending so much time lately making weapons for the show. You name it I’m making them. Staffs Longswords and Scimitars OH MY! I’m not going to lie it has been a lot of fun making various shapes, realizing I need to […]Read More